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12 cited for underage drinking violations in Saturday night sting

November 22, 2011

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Officers with the Kansas Department of Revenue’s Alcohol Beverage Control division, Lawrence police and Kansas University police cited 12 people for underage drinking violations Saturday as part of the latest Fake ID 101 operation.

Some of the 12 people were cited on more than one charge, as 11 were accused of being minors in possession of alcohol and five were accused of carrying a fake ID. Officers also ticketed one person for furnishing alcohol to a minor and one person for consumption of alcohol in public, according to the New Tradition Coalition, which targets reducing underage drinking.

ABC officers also cited two bars, The Wheel and Cadillac Ranch, with administrative citations alleging staff members allowed minors to possess alcohol inside the bars.

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cheeseburger 2 years, 4 months ago

It's a crying shame that so many view alcohol abuse as some necessary rite-of-passage. Just imagine how many fewer domestic problems and alcohol-related injuries and death would occur without alcohol abuse.

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iron_outlaw 2 years, 4 months ago

I help manage a business in town and am in charge of the hiring process including interviews. I once interviewed a guy who was the ID checker at the ranch. During his interview he told me that he was under instruction from the managers that as long as the person presents an ID they can enter no matter the age displayed on it. He said the money made off of the underage drinking was significant enough to not worry about the fines they may bring.

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somedude20 2 years, 4 months ago

Sting was in town? I very much like the Police but for the most part he can keep his crappy solo music to himself!

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flyin_squirrel 2 years, 4 months ago

So KU has about 28,000 students, which most Freshman and Soph. are underage, and probably a quarter of the juniors are underage. So for arguments sake, lets say 50% of the student body is underage (14,000). And according to the alcohol101 study:

"Among college students under the age of 21, 82 percent report using alcohol within the past year and 69 percent report using alcohol within the last 30 days. "

So, lets just say only 25% of the under 21 students drank this Saturday (probably way low), that means of the 3500 underage students drinking on Saturday, ABC, KU police, and Lawrence Police caught 12! What a waste of time and money. Lower the drinking age!

http://www.alcohol101plus.org/downloads/collegestudents.pdf

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